Going From Good to Average
Cory D. Schreyer | Canada | 07/16/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I own both the 1977 and 1978 versions of this album.
The first version, although "incomplete" / "unauthorized", was very good. Ann does some of her best vocal work here in terms of phrasing and passion. Like other reviewers have said, this is the version that I like to play. The original LP gets at least 4 out of 5 stars.
The 1978 version was remixed. Ann's vocals aren't quite as good here, and the sequence of the tracks isn't as well placed as before. The remixed version gets a maximum of 3 out of 5 stars.
The difference between the two recordings really is that noticeable. So, if you can get a copy of the 1977 LP, do so, and guard it carefully. You won't regret it.
(One more thing: I don't know if Heart and Led Zeppelin ever did a joint rock concert together in the 1970s (who would open for whom?), but if Ann Wilson and Robert Plant ever did a duet together, then that would have been awesome.)"
A song or two short but a lot of "heart"
Glennrock | ny | 08/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album has aged very well. It may be a couple of songs short but the eight which comprise this album are all good. If you like the classic rock of Heart's other 70's releases, then this CD belongs in your collection, especially at the bargain price it is available for."